South Congress Avenue Corridor
The City of Austin’s 2016 Mobility Bond provided funding for development of a Corridor Mobility Plan for South Congress Avenue (south shore of Lady Bird Lake to Slaughter Lane). The plan would make recommendations to improve safety, mobility, and connectivity for all corridor users – including people who drive, walk, bike, and take transit.
The Corridor Program Office (CPO) began developing the plan in spring 2018. Soon after, Capital Metro launched the Project Connect visioning process to develop a long-term transit plan for the region, including the South Congress Avenue corridor.
In November 2020, Austin voters passed Proposition A, approving funding for implementation of Capital Metro’s Project Connect plan, which includes light rail along South Congress Avenue as part of the Orange Line.
CPO is sharing information and data that was collected during the Corridor Mobility Plan development process with Capital Metro to advance their plans for improving mobility and safety on the corridor. The City of Austin’s coordination with Capital Metro is ongoing, as we work together to shape our community’s mobility future.
To learn more about Project Connect plans and how to get involved, contact Jackie Nirenberg with the Austin Transit Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org.